Since September 13, 2022, the LA Rams have initiated a significant number of player transactions, all of which have changed the complexion of the LA Rams roster. Amidst the flurry of activity, it’s easy to get lost in the shuffle or confused, as the same names have been added to the practice squad, then promoted to the active roster. And yet, while the front office has been active in adding players, the LA Rams and other NFL team personnel departments have been prying players off the active- or practice-squad rosters.
So, before we dig and delve into impacts and attempt to assess how these inbound and outbound players might impact the Rams’ future performance, it may be a good idea simply to sum up the flurry of activity that has heads spinning.
Rams free agency signings: Wholesale Rams roster changes
Ultimately, the moves were done to reinforce areas of the team that were impacted by outside forces, to reinforce areas of the roster impacted by numerous injuries, or in hopes of improving performance that is underperforming historic norms for the team.
We suspected some wholesale changes on the LA Rams roster, prompting our summarizing 5 free agent players who the LA Rams might consider signing over the near term. Our suspicions proved correct, as the number of players joining and parting from the team is a bit unprecedented, even for the LA Rams organization. In fact, you can confirm how many moves the Rams have made by checking out their official website. Keep in mind that neither suspensions nor signing a Rams player by another team will show up on the LA Rams transaction sheet.
The challenge in making mid-season adjustments, particularly to the LA Rams roster, is getting the number of and quality of changes just right. Too deep and the Rams have too many new faces and too long of a learning curve to turn things around. Too shallow and the Rams’ performance doesn’t improve far enough, and the number and quality of players who could make adequate changes shrink as other teams reinforce their post-injury rosters.